Theatre & Music
Music Convocation – Joe Pignato
1040 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60607
Joseph Michael Pignato, Professor at the State University of New York, Oneonta, is a drummer, composer, and music education scholar. He leads Bright Dog Red, an improvising collective, that fuses free improvisation, electronica, jazz, hip hop, psychedelia, and noise music.
As a composer, Pignato writes for improvising ensembles. His scores blend traditional notation and graphic symbols with the intent of eliciting idiosyncratic interpretations of his work.
Convocations are designed to help students launch their careers after they graduate. At weekly meetings, concerts, performances and presentations, students engage with a wide variety of performance styles and artists.
Convocation puts students in front of music industry professionals, wellness professionals, solo artists, chamber ensembles, large ensembles, instrumentalists and vocalists who have successful careers in music.
Convocations are free and open to the public. RSVP is required.